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UI volunteers help Clark-Lindsey Village residents with tech issues

By F. AMANDA TUGADE/For The News-Gazette

Reluctant Townie: Six strikes and you're out, apparently

This week, the United States' five largest Internet providers — AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon — implemented their long-threatened, er, promised Six Strikes program. The move purports to be an educational tool to combat Internet piracy but is really just a way for your provider to charge you extra fees.

Tom Kacich: Unmanned drones a concern at local level

Unmanned drones are an issue not only at the national and international level but also in Illinois and even Champaign County.

And an official with the American Civil Liberties Union believes they will become a greater concern as the use of inexpensive, technologically advanced radio-controlled planes and helicopters, as well as more expensive drones, expands.

Champaign school district adds online registration help

CHAMPAIGN — Parents getting ready to register their children for kindergarten in the Champaign school district have a new online tool that may help them.

Vermilion to hear concerns on wind turbine ordinance

DANVILLE — In response to a request for a moratorium on any new wind farm construction, Vermilion County Board members decided Thursday night to schedule a public hearing, giving local residents the chance to voice any concerns they might have with the county's current wind turbine ordinance, particularly setback distances.

Rich Warren: A reader wonders about best online streaming movie source

You want your movies, and you want them now. Not when the mail arrives. Not when the cable channel deigns to show them. Thus, this reader query:

Vote set on new wireless network in Champaign schools

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board is expected to vote Monday night on a proposal that would bring uniform wireless Internet access to all its buildings.

The school board will meet in open session at 6 p.m. at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.

DACC trustees set to vote on phone upgrades

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees will vote Tuesday on whether to upgrade the campuswide phone system.

Officials said the upgrade, which would cost $83,306, would allow them to install new phones in about 80 classrooms, which instructors could use in case of an emergency situation.

UI shaping curriculum to train digital sleuths

CHAMPAIGN — When a house is burglarized, a detective arrives on the scene to analyze footprints or blood splatters.

Don't freak out about lithium-ion batteries in your home

Assaulted by worrisome battery news concerning the Boeing 787? Rest assured that the lithium-ion batteries in your home won't go up in smoke.